Usain Bolt to run at UTech Classic on Saturday

KINGSTON (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt will launch his 2012 London Olympic Games bid at the University of Technology (UTech) Classic at the National Stadium in Kingston, on Saturday.

The double sprint world record holder and Olympic Games sprint champion over both the 100m and 200m – will run on the Racers 4x100m relay team, alongside Yohan Blake, Mario Forsythe and Warren Weir.

An Asafa Powell-led MVP side is expected to challenge Bolt and company, and Blake is looking forward to having some fun.

“The 4x100m should be some fun for us,” Blake, the world champion over 100m said, according to the Jamaican Observer.

“Usain will be running and we just want to go out and give the crowd something to enjoy and we hope it will be pretty good.”

Bolt had penciled in the Jamaica Invitational on May 5 as his official season opener, but it is believed that after putting off his date to open his campaign, coach Glen Mills wants to give him a routine run out on a relay team.

The Jamaican sensation will be targeting another three gold medals at the London Olympic Games later this summer, as he seeks to continue his dominance in the sprint events since 2008.

Bolt holds the world records for the 100m and 200m, at 9.58 seconds and 19.19 seconds, set the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany.

He also holds the Olympic Games records at 9.69 and 19.30, which he used to destroy his rivals in Beijing 2008.

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